Home Inspection Services

We begin on the exterior, and examine and report on topography and drainage, paying particular attention to the leader and gutter system. We examine the exterior structure and foundation walls for stability and structural integrity; we examine the roof condition; we examine all walks, driveways, decks, patios, terraces and report on their condition. We examine foliage-trees and decoratives. We then examine the basement or crawl space or slab for structural integrity and for signs of past or present water penetration. Attics are examined for structural integrity and for moisture penetration or accumulation.
We examine walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, railings, windows, doors and fireplaces and report on their conditions. We make recommendations as to improvements needed. We pay particular attention to safety and security-related issues and to functionality. Safety devices are tested.
We will examine and functionally test the Heating, the Air Conditioning (if conditions permit ), Plumbing, and Electrical systems in accordance with ASHI® and New Jersey standards. We will instruct you on the necessary maintenance of these systems so that your investment will be protected. Our written report will indicate the condition and capacities of these systems, and will contain recommendations if needed when we determine safety, life-span, functional, or capacity problems. We pay particular attention to Do It Yourself installations.

APPLIANCES: We will test all permanently installed appliances by running them and checking for basic functions. We will instruct you in the use of any appliance you may not be familiar with.

We will examine the interior and exterior of your home for the presence of termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, powder post beetles, and other wood destroying organisms and report on them. We will issue you a certification on the "HUD" form, which you will need for your mortgage. If we determine the presence of Wood Destroying Insects, we will make written recommendations for treatment, and we will also determine if there is any damage to the premises.

RADON: We will place an open face charcoal canister in accordance with NJDEP test protocols. We will also use a licensed Radon technician to retrieve the canister, ( which assures test validity) and within a week of the inspection you will receive a test report from the Radon Laboratory. If the test results exceed NJDEP maximum guidelines, we will alert your attorney immediately.

Ebert Home Inspections
Toll Free: 800-969-3110
Phone: (973) 239-6880

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